Category: Children

Vestibular migraine in children

What is vestibular migraine? Vestibular migraine is the second most common cause of vertigo in children occurring between 6 and 12 years of age more frequently in girls .Children with this syndrome complain of attacks of “vestibular” symptoms including false sensation of self-motion, false sensation…

Alternating hemiplegia of childhood

What is alternating hemiplegia of childhood? Alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC) is a rare condition with repeated bouts of weakness or paralysis that may affect one side of the body or the other or both sides of the body at once lasting for minutes to…

Benign Paroxysmal Vertigo

What is benign paroxysmal vertigo? Benign paroxysmal vertigo (BPV) typically starts between ages 2 and 5. Children with BPT present with repeated attacks of a spinning sensation (vertigo) or dizziness. Parents may observe unsteadiness as young children are unable to describe how they feel. A…

Infant colic and migraine

What is infant colic? Infant colic is excessive crying in an otherwise healthy and well fed infant. It affects 5-19% of babies. Colicky crying usually peaks around 6 weeks of life and disappears by 3-4 months of age. More recent evidence shows that children with…

Benign Paroxysmal Torticollis

What is benign paroxysmal torticollis? Benign paroxysmal torticollis (BPT) begins during infancy and early childhood. Children with BPT presents with repeated attacks of head tilting (torticollis) with side switching between attacks. The attacks tend to occur with a certain predictable pattern (ex. monthly). This condition…

Abdominal Migraine

What is abdominal migraine? Abdominal migraine is a type of childhood migraine variant which usually begins in school-aged children 4-7 years of age (LINKIN: 501). It is described as recurrent bouts of moderate to severe “tummy” pain. The majority of patients report a family history…

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

What is cyclic vomiting syndrome? Cyclic vomiting syndrome is an episodic syndrome that may be associated with migraine (LINKIN 501). Patients present with stereotyped and repeated attacks of intense nausea and vomiting, which often occur with predictable and cyclical timing. Other symptoms include abdominal pain…

Early life expressions of migraine

Which early life conditions may be related to migraine? There are a few conditions named «episodic syndromes that may be associated with migraine». These were previously called «childhood migraine equivalents» because they are associated with migraine in adulthood and share common points with migraine. In…